Air Zimbabwe is the latest airline to ban the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its flights, cites safety concerns

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Zimbabwe’s national airline Air Zimbabwe has become the latest airline to ban the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from its flights.

Air Zimbabwe

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This follows the string of reports of some Note 7s catching fire while charging made over the past couple of months which prompted Samsung to initially call for replacements of the device before permanently pulling it from the market.

As a result, a number of airlines around the world had taken the precautionary measure of banning all passengers from bringing the device onto their planes. Earlier this month South African Airways also announced a prohibition of the device on its flights.

According to a report in the Chronicle, the government mentioned that it felt it was necessary for Air Zimbabwe to follow the stance taken globally by other airlines as a way of ensuring that Zimbabwe’s airline maintains its record of safety.-TECHZIM